Low attendance for protest, but it’s started days organizer

A chief mover of the Monday protest against a local energy giant and it’s regulator was irate in disappointment at the sparse response to Monday’s protest against energy monopoly Belco and its regulator.

Smith warned people of the knock on impact the exponential rise in fees allowed by the company and approved by the Regulatory Authority.

Smith warned people about the knock on effect of the approved 48 percent increase in the fuel adjustment rate, which will contribute to an overall cost increase of around 20 percent.

“I’m very disappointed with the turnout, ” said Smith. ” People are driving cross and tooting their horns, which is very disrespectful, as Bermudians want change but are not willing to make the stand that’s necessary to move us towards change.

“We need more numbers to come up. We have to let them know that we are serious. Let go of the slave mentality and show them that we are not scared to fight for the change that is necessary.
“These numbers that have come out are so small, that these people are just laughing at us.

• We need the Premier David Burt to come out and face us. We need Wayne Caines to come out and faces. We need the leader of Regulatory Authority to come out and face us.

“We have to be serious if he want change at this time out is ridiculous.

“Those who don’t want to come out and stand up to these people and will complain when they get their next bill they should not complain, because they are all too passive to make change happen.”

Another protester reiterated Smith’s assertions that Bermudians are not serious about change.

“Monday’s low numbers are indicative of the fact that many Bermudians will choose these stability of slavery over the uncertainty of freedom. “We need to be free .”

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